In Search of Who We Are
I think a lot of us are scared to go back out into the world. Maybe we all think we might fail. Maybe our self confidence is so down that we can not see it going up to a point that you may be set up for success. Maybe we are concerned about another episode happening again. Maybe we are scared. Maybe people around us don't understand us.
All of the above might be true. All of the above was more than 50% true for me. I was scared that I would kid myself again by lying and I did for a good few months until my therapist made me fess up to the fact that I once again was not facing reality.
We have to face reality to find who we are and it will not be a pretty ride until we start accepting who we are and what is happening in our lives. I am happy now and I will have to say I paid a price to truly be happy. That is the way it should be.
To find out who we are is found in something like battling a mental illness. In doing so we find unexpected experiences and surprises that are both positive and negative. We learn how to accept what we have gone through if we are open to accepting our faults. In a complicated sense the true person that we are evolves by the way it chooses to live and approach life with both a open and critical mind towards the people and the earth around him/her.
- Susan Page
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